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Posted: Feb 1st 2012 3:50AM (Unverified) said

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@nefermore Many of us are looking for the next Everquest or ultima or DAOC. Unfortunately every new mmo we play is WoW 2.X. I'm enjoying TOR right now, but that's mostly due to the story and the setting. If GW2 or Archeage live up to their potential, I'll probably switch games.

I know we're a niche group of people, but surely there are enough of us to warrant a new, actually good game? Vanguard is probably the last game to attempt to fill that niche, and it would have had they not run out of money (or had Brad McQuaid running the show).
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Posted: Feb 1st 2012 6:15AM Cyroselle said

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@nefermore Fallen Earth came out within the last 5 years and it's about as far from WoW as you can get while still being a hot-bar'd MMO.

But then, maybe that's one of the reasons why it never got hugely popular with the masses, it's too different.
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Posted: Feb 1st 2012 6:18AM Cyroselle said

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@(Unverified) Vanguard's actually finally been updated and had a few bug fixes thrown its way. Seemingly SOE remembered it had the game in its stable of MMOs and decided to give it some much-deserved love.
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Posted: Feb 1st 2012 6:37AM Bryonis said

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I will be interesting to see how Pathfinder Online works starting small and then growing slowly, with much lower costs.
Saying that, I would have thought that the SW:TOR size companies have a big team ensuring that they always have enough people to keep the venture profitable.

Posted: Feb 1st 2012 6:50AM smartstep said

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Certain quite big themepark crowd migrate and hop between games all the time.


Imho if mmorpg's want to hold player's interest for a LONG time - then players have to find UNIQUE experience in this game. Then players will be happy to play this game and spend money on it even for years.
Example - EvE.


Ofc many players play one themepark game for years as well, but general pattern change.

With so many "clones" (WoW, Rift ,Lotro , etc ) no wonder many players migrate between.

Posted: Feb 1st 2012 6:51AM smartstep said

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@smartstep

As for Lotro - well their "handling" the "issue" drove me away from this game for good.

Guess 2 f2p players hopped on my place though.
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Posted: Feb 1st 2012 9:09AM (Unverified) said

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Back a few years ago i was a big MMO hopper, now? Not so much. Even with my current laptop being complete crap, i mostly just stick to STO. Fell in love with the game a long time ago and despite its issues, i just cant let it go. Eventually ill get a better computer and give TOR a run, but i didnt want a MMO KoToR, i wanted a KoToR 3 so i probably wont stay but for a few months. Enough to max level a character and then head back to STO.

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